US stocks rose   as expectations that the Federal Reserve will push any interest rate increases further into the year offset concerns over faltering economic growth spurred by a surprisingly weak jobs report last week. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

US stocks rose in early trading yesterday as expectations that the Federal Reserve will push any interest rate increases further into the year offset(...)

Bristol-Myers Squibb, Sanofi and Novartis have the three top new drugs set to reach the market in 2015, among 11 products each with $1 billion-plus sa(...)

Bristol-Myers Squibb said it would buy drugmaker Flexus Biosciences for up to $1.25 billion to add an emerging class of cancer-fighting drugs to its p(...)

Scott McCauley, associate scientist at the Gilead Sciences, makes human proteins at the Gilead laboratory in Foster City, California. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Anne Strange was too ill to dance at the evening reception when her daughter, Debbie, married in November but just being there was enough. The 63-year(...)

IDA chief executive Martin Shanahan is “cautiously optimistic” going into 2015. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

IDA Ireland, the State agency responsible for attracting inward investment, said it will publish a new five-year strategy in coming weeks that will pa(...)

Bristol-Myers Squibb chief executive Lamberto Andreotti and Taoiseach Enda Kenny in New York this week.

Bristol-Myers Squibb has a subsidiary in Luxembourg that has one part-time employee, assets of €22.7 billion, and a branch in Swords, Co Dublin. (...)

Bristol-Myers Squibb chief executive Lamberto Andreotti and Taoiseach Enda Kenny pictured in New York yesterday. Bristol Myers Squibb is to create up to 400 new jobs in Dublin as part of a $900 million investment

American pharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb is to create up to 400 new jobs in Dublin as part of a $900 million (€720 million) investment in (...)

Lung cancer cells: the focus of the innovative work of scientist Dr Declan Soden and surgeon Mr John Hinchion

A scientist and a surgeon have become experienced inventors, joining forces to forces develop new, more effective treatments for cancer.. Their latest(...)

Stock markets fell sharply in Europe as Middle East crisis intensifies. Photograph: EPA

European stocks fell sharply as violence in the Middle East escalated and a report showed the US economy shrank in the first quarter by the most sinc(...)

Shire shareholders deserve a higher price than US drugmaker AbbVie is offering, given the company’s growth prospects, Shire’s chief executive officer (...)